Italian football expert Tancredi Palmeri joined Extra Time on Wednesday morning to talk transfers.He revealed Manchester United are poised to beat Roma to the signing of former Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a free transfer.And he claimed that Roma, having accepted that Romero is off to Old Trafford, have now turned their attention to Arsenal stopper Wojciech Szczesny and are close to concluding a deal.“Roma were working to get Romero for several weeks but apparently there are only a few details left for the Argentina goalkeeper to join Manchester United. That could be announced today,” said Palmeri.“When Roma realised Romero was gone yesterday morning, they contacted Arsenal for Szczesny and it should be done. Arsenal were pretty keen to get rid of Szczesny so it is something that should happen and pretty soon.”
This past weekend, the White House announced increased restrictions on international travel due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19.The Miami International Airport has already started taking precautions. Extra screening is being done for travelers returning from China.Alitalia, an Italian based air carrier, started taking precautionary measures and are pre-screening all passengers traveling from Rome to MIA. Delta Airlines also announced the company would be canceling flights from New York to Milan due to COVID-19. American Airlines also suspended their flights from MIA and John F. Kennedy International Airport to Milan due to “low demand.”The travel advisory for Italy and South Korea has been increased to a level four, the highest level.Starting Monday, foreign nationals will not be allowed to enter the U.S. if they have visited Iran in the last 14 days.,This past weekend, the White House announced increased restrictions on international travel due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19.The Miami International Airport has already started taking precautions. Extra screening is being done for travelers returning from China.Alitalia, an Italian based air carrier, started taking precautionary measures and are pre-screening all passengers traveling from Rome to MIA. Delta Airlines also announced the company would be canceling flights from New York to Milan due to COVID-19. American Airlines also suspended their flights from MIA and John F. Kennedy International Airport to Milan due to “low demand.”The travel advisory for Italy and South Korea has been increased to a level four, the highest level.Starting Monday, foreign nationals will not be allowed to enter the U.S. if they have visited Iran in the last 14 days.
THE Brian Williams coached U-20 ‘Soca Warriors’ will again be in action at the Leonora Stadium when they confront a combined selection of Elite clubs this evening from 19:00hrs.Last Friday, the visitors defeated an Alpha United selection 2-1,at the said venue and today Head Coach Brian Williams is expecting another win as he continues preparation of his charges for next month’s CFU U-20 finals to be staged in Curacao.The ‘Dreadlocked’ Williams, who made his senior International debut for T&T here in Guyana in 1979 against Suriname, in a World Cup play-off, expects another positive result tonight with his ‘second string’ squad.The Young ‘Soca Warriors’ visit here, on a one-week training camp, also gives Guyana’s Golden Jaguars head coach Jamal Shabazz an opportunity to look at the local-based players in the provisional squad,selected for next month’s crucial 3rd round matches against Suriname and Jamaica.Among the local stars expected to be on show tonight for the combined selection are: Vurlon Mills, Dwight Peters, Dwayne Jacobs, Dominic Garnett and Trayon Bobb.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-CAVALIERS-BEILEINReports: Cavaliers, Beilein splitting after just 54 gamesCLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers first-year coach John Beilein (BEE’-lyn) will end a rough season by stepping down after 54 games, according to multiple reports Player discipline possible for future sign-stealing offensesUNDATED (AP) — Major league players could be punished for future sign-stealing violations in the wake of the Houston Astros’ scandal that only resulted in discipline for managers, coaches and executives.Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony Clark both said Tuesday that MLB and the players’ association are discussing potential rules changes regarding sign stealing and technology.No players were punished by MLB, and opponents from other teams have expressed dismay over that fact since spring training opened last week. Many have also called for Manfred to strip Houston of its 2017 World Series title.Houston manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were banned for one season by Manfred and subsequently fired by the team last month after MLB released the findings of its investigation into the Astros. Former bench coach Alex Cora is expected to be disciplined when baseball announces the results of its probe into the Boston Red Sox, who cut ties with Cora as manager due to his involvement with Houston’s illegal sign stealing in 2017 and 2018. Associated Press Update on the latest sports Carlos Beltrán, the only Astros player mentioned in the MLB report, was not disciplined by the league but was let go in his new role as New York Mets manager.TOKYO OLYMPICS-CHINA OUTBREAKVirologist: Tokyo Olympics probably couldn’t be held nowTOKYO (AP) — A respected Japanese virologist said Wednesday that if the Tokyo Olympics were tomorrow, the games probably couldn’t be held because of the fast-spreading virus from Wuhan, China.Dr. Hitoshi Oshitani said, speaking at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, said, “Right now we don’t have an effective strategy, and I think it may be difficult to have the Olympics. But by the end of July we may be in a different situation.” Citing anonymous league sources, ESPN.com reported that Beilein is expected to say goodbye to staff and players Wednesday when they return from the All-Star break.The 67-year-old former Michigan coach was a surprising hire by the Cavs last year because of his age and lack of any pro experience. Beilein signed a five-year contract — the final year was a club option — in May.Cleveland is just 14-40 — the worst record in the Eastern Conference — and Beilein struggled to gain his players’ confidence or respect while the losses piled up.Associate head coach J.B. Bickerstaff is expected to take over on an interim basis for Beilein. Bickerstaff coached in Memphis for nearly two full seasons before being fired last year. He was also Houston’s head coach in 2015-16.MLB-SIGN-STEALING-PLAYER DISCIPLINE February 19, 2020 The local Tokyo Olympic organizing committee and the International Olympic Committee have repeatedly said over the last few weeks that they are following the advice of the World Health Organization and that the games will go on.But with every passing day, the impact of the virus seems to spread, and so does the fallout: Olympic qualifying events are canceled or postponed, travel gets difficult, and athletes and families are left wondering. Not to mention sponsors and broadcasting networks that have invested billions of dollars in the Olympics.The modern Olympics dating from 1896 have only been canceled during wartime.
TRUE to a promise made by former National captain James Brusche and his brothers Mike and Clifton, who are also former national players and are all now residing in the United States of America, the second donation, consisting of two complete backboards, rings, nets and basketballs, was made yesterday in Linden.This time it was the Wismar Hill Primary School which benefited. At the simple handing-over ceremony were Mayor of Linden Carwyn Holland, Headteacher of the school Kemraj Dharamwattie, Dawn McCammon-Barker of the Brusches Basketball Foundation and Clyde Brusche, organiser of the basketball foundation.McCammon-Barker noted that this was the second such donation. The first was given in October this year.Mayor Holland thanked the Brusches Basketball Foundation, saying they were delivering on what they said they would do, as he reminded the pupils and teachers of the need to care the equipment and to ensure they serve the purpose for which they were donated.Headteacher Dharamwattie also was in high praise of the Brusches family and said that the school is not all of schoolwork and academics but wanted the children to be rounded individuals.He proudly reminded that Guyana’s South American gold medallist Deshanna Skeete was a product of that school as he urged that in a few years’ time the school will also produce basketball players at the national level.